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Video Game / A Nightmare on Elm Street (PC)

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You're the brave warrior of the night.... But it will take all of your power, skills and weapons to face the immortal terror known as Freddy™. It's a Nightmare on Elm Street™.

A horror Licensed Game based on A Nightmare on Elm Street films (specifically on the third one), which was released on PC and Commodore 64 in 1989.

Player's duty is to choose one of the five characters to go after Freddy Krueger, who resides in the nightmares of Elm Street.

This game has the examples of:

  • Breakable Weapons: Go through enough walls, and your weapon that enables you to do that will break.
  • Chainsaw Good: The most expensive purchasable weapon from the Nightmare Vending Inc. It grants you an ability go through walls.
  • Character Select Forcing: If the player takes too much time choosing their character, Freddy will start capturing them, forcing the player to pick the last one available .
  • Chest Monster: Freddy will sometimes attack from a seemingly harmless item crate. Fending him off will result in him attacking a not rescued character.
  • Copy Protection: At one point, Freddy will force the player to identify a word from the manual to continue the game. He’s a little more polite than others, however, and gives a multiple choice answer, which means you could guess and get it right.
  • Dem Bones: Earliest enemies are skeletons.
  • Finger-Lickin' Evil: Freddy is shown licking one of his finger-blades in the Game Over screen.
  • Game-Over Man: Would it be anyone else but Freddy? At least he usually has something different to say when he kills you.
  • Lock and Key Puzzle: Featured as the primary puzzles in the earlier levels. Things get more complicated as you go on.
  • Scaled Up: The final fight against Freddy has him in a green-and-red striped snake form, complete with his hat.
  • Time Stands Still: Nancy's special skill is to stop enemies from moving for two seconds.